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Thread: DIY stand

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    im gonna get the wood tonight. whats the best kind? cedar? pine?

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    Oak if you can afford it. Pine if you cant.
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    I think I've posted info on one...have you looked in the DIY section?
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    i shoulda looked.

    I'll see if they even have oak. If they do, oak it is

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    If you wanted your stand to be decorative, ie, you are willing to add several coats of laquer/shelac, ontop of a couple "coats" (so to speak) of a high quality stain, you might want to use cherry, or even maple or, my personal fave, Walnut.
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    i think i can get walnut by my summerhome. i'll get walnut saturday if its best

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    Quote Originally Posted by cocoa_pleco
    i think i can get walnut by my summerhome. i'll get walnut saturday if its best
    Walnut is my personal preferance. All of the stocks for my rifles are made from walnut. I like the grain of it, others may hate it. You might like cherry or maple. Go lookaround in a lumber store and see what you like best.
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    i'll look there saturday

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    Walnut is a very nice wood , more expensive than some, one of the best things is you will not need clear coat but if you don't like dark woods , I'd recommend white oak, for a light wood, santos mahogany for a med tone with awesome highlights. The oak and walnut are easy to find, the santos mahogany is difficult to find. Do yourself a favor and buy the wood that suits your color without stain and just clearcoat the wood, then if you ever get a scuff or scratch all you have to do is lightly sand and throw on another coat of clear and it'll look like new.
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